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  • Short Summary

    Construction work on the new London Bridge over the River Thames.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - Colour material.


    Various shots of new bridge in construction over the River Thames - the new London Bridge. Pan from poster explaining about the plans to the new bridge which is covered in scaffolding. VS of construction work underway. Traffic is already running over the bridge. High angle views of the bridge with buses and cars making their way over it. Pan across parts of the London skyline to show the bridge. VS on bridge showing traffic coming across. More construction scenes. MS of man standing on bridge doing piece to camera. Pull out to show London Bridge in foreground and Tower Bridge in background.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:29:00 / 01:52:00:00
    UN 4586 K

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1970-79, we can see that the bridge is still under construction here. Given that the bridge was officially reopened in October 1973 it seems sensible that the date could be reduced to 1970-73.

  2. jamied says

    The footage here was directed by George Sawford, for London Weekend Television's current affairs programme "Today".

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